Benjamin
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Benjamin

son of the right hand

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Benjamin

(son of the right hand, fortunate).

  1. The youngest of the children of Jacob. His birth took place on the road between Bethel and Bethlehem, near the latter, B.C. 1729. His mother, Rachel, died in the act of giving him birth, naming him with her last breath Ben-oni (son of my sorrow). This was by Jacob changed into Benjamin. (Genesis 35:16,18) Until the journeys of Jacob's sons and Jacob himself into Egypt we hear nothing of Benjamin. Nothing personal is known of him. Henceforward the history of Benjamin is the history of the tribe.
  2. A man of the tribe of Benjamin, son of bilhan, and the head of a family of warriors. (1 Chronicles 7:10)
  3. One of the "sons of Harim," an Israelite in the time of Ezra who had married a foreign wife. (Ezra 10:32)
ATS Bible Dictionary
Benjamin

The youngest son of Jacob and Rachel, Genesis 35:16-18. Rachel died immediately after he was born, and with her last breath named him Ben-oni, the son of my sorrow; but Jacob called him Benjamin, son of my right hand. He was a great comfort to his father, who saw in him the beloved wife he had buried, and Joseph whose loss he mourned. He could hardly be persuaded to let him go with his brethren to Egypt, Genesis 42:38. The tribe of Benjamin was small at first and was almost exterminated in the days of the Judges, Jud 20:1-48, but afterwards greatly increased, 2 Chronicles 14:8 17:17. It was valiant, Genesis 49:27, and "beloved of the Lord," dwelling safely by him, De 33:12; for its territory adjoined Judah and the Holy City on the north. At the revolt of the ten tribes, Benjamin adhered to the cause of Judah; and the two tribes were ever afterwards closely united, 1 Kings 11:13 12:20 Ezra 4:1 10:9. King Saul and Saul of Tarsus were both Benjamites, Philippians 3:5.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Son of my right hand.

(1.) The younger son of Jacob by Rachel (Genesis 35:18). His birth took place at Ephrath, on the road between Bethel and Bethlehem, at a short distance from the latter place. His mother died in giving him birth, and with her last breath named him Ben-oni, son of my pain, a name which was changed by his father into Benjamin. His posterity are called Benjamites (Genesis 49:27; Deuteronomy 33:12; Joshua 18:21).

The tribe of Benjamin at the Exodus was the smallest but one (Numbers 1:36, 37; Psalm 68:27). During the march its place was along with Manasseh and Ephraim on the west of the tabernacle. At the entrance into Canaan it counted 45,600 warriors. It has been inferred by some from the words of Jacob (Genesis 49:27) that the figure of a wolf was on the tribal standard. This tribe is mentioned in Romans 11:1; Philippians 3:5.

The inheritance of this tribe lay immediately to the south of that of Ephraim, and was about 26 miles in length and 12 in breadth. Its eastern boundary was the Jordan. Dan intervened between it and the Philistines. Its chief towns are named in Joshua 18:21-28.

The history of the tribe contains a sad record of a desolating civil war in which they were engaged with the other eleven tribes. By it they were almost exterminated (Judges 20:20, 21; 21:10). (see GIBEAH.)

The first king of the Jews was Saul, a Benjamite. A close alliance was formed between this tribe and that of Judah in the time of David (2 Samuel 19:16, 17), which continued after his death (1 Kings 11:13; 12:20). After the Exile these two tribes formed the great body of the Jewish nation (Ezra 1:5; 10:9).

The tribe of Benjamin was famous for its archers (1 Samuel 20:20, 36; 2 Samuel 1:22; 1 Chronicles 8:40; 12:2) and slingers (Judges 20:6).

The gate of Benjamin, on the north side of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 37:13; 38:7; Zechariah 14:10), was so called because it led in the direction of the territory of the tribe of Benjamin. It is called by Jeremiah (20:2) "the high gate of Benjamin;" also "the gate of the children of the people" (17:19). (Comp. 2 Kings 14:13.)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) See Benzoin.

2. (n.) A kind of upper coat for men.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BENJAMIN

ben'-ja-min (binyamin, or binyamin; Beniaein, Beniamin):

1. The Patriarch:

The youngest of Jacob's sons. His mother Rachel died in giving him birth. As she felt death approaching she called him Benoni, "son of my sorrow." Fearing, probably, that this might bode evil for the child-for names have always preserved a peculiar significance in the East-Jacob called him Benjamin, "son of the fight hand" (Genesis 35:17). He alone of Jacob's sons was born in Palestine, between Bethel and Ephrath. Later in the chapter, in the general enumeration of the children born in Paddan-ar am, the writer fails to except Benjamin (Genesis 35:24). Joseph was his full brother. In the history where Benjamin appears as an object of solicitude to his father and brothers, we must not forget that he was already a grown man. At the time of the descent of Israel to Egypt Joseph was about 40 years of age. Benjamin was not much younger, and was himself the father of a family. The phrase in Genesis 44:20, "a little one," only describes in oriental fashion one much younger than the speaker. And as the youngest of the family no doubt he was made much of. Remorse over their heartless treatment of his brother Joseph may have made the other brothers especially tender toward Benjamin. The conduct of his brethren all through the trying experiences in Egypt places them in a more attractive light than we should have expected; and it must have been a gratification to their father (Genesis 42). Ten sons of Benjamin are named at the time of their settlement in Egypt (Genesis 46:21).

2. The Tribe:

At the Exodus the number of men of war in the tribe is given as 35,400. At the second census it is 45,600 (Numbers 1:37; Numbers 26:41). Their place in the host was with the standard of the camp of Ephraim on the west of the tabernacle, their prince being Abidan the son of Gideoni (Numbers 2:22 f). Benjamin was represented among the spies by Palti the son of Raphu; and at the division of the land the prince of Benjamin was Elidad the son of Chislon (Numbers 13:9; Numbers 34:21).

3. Territory:

The boundaries of the lot that fell to Benjamin are pretty clearly indicated (Joshua 18:11). It lay between Ephraim on the North and Judah on the South. The northern frontier started from the Jordan over against Jericho, and ran to the north of that town up through the mountain westward past Bethaven, taking in Bethel. It then went down by Ataroth-addar to Beth-horon the nether. From this point the western frontier ran southward to Kiriath-jearim. The southern boundary ran from Kiriath-jearim eas tward to the fountain of the waters of Netophah, swept round by the south of Jerrus and passed down through the wilderness northern by shore of the Dead Sea at the mouth of the Jordan. The river formed the eastern boundary. The lot was comparatively small. This, according to Josephus, was owing to "the goodness of the land" (Ant., V, i, 22); a description that would apply mainly to the plans of Jericho. The uplands are stony, mountainous, and poor in water; but there is much good land on the western slopes.

4. Importance of Position:

It will be seen from the above that Benjamin held the main avenues of approach to the highlands from both East and West: that by which Joshua led Israel past Ai from Gilgal, and the longer and easier ascents from the West, notably that along which the tides of battle so often rolled, the Valley of Aijalon, by way of the Beth-horons. Benjamin also sat astride the great highway connecting North and South, which ran along the ridge of the western range, in the district where it was easiest of defense. It was a position calling for occupation by a brave and warlike tribe such as Benjamin proved to be. His warriors were skillful archers and slingers, and they seem to have cultivated the use of both hands, which gave them a great advantage in battle (Judges 20:16 1 Chronicles 8:40; 1 Chronicles 12:2, etc.). These characteristics are reflected in the Blessing of Jacob (Genesis 49:27). The second deliverer of Israel in the period of the Judges was Ehud, the left-handed Benjamite (Judges 3:15).

5. History:

The Benjamites fought against Sisera under Deborah and Barak (Judges 5:14). The story told in Judges 20:21 presents many difficulties which cannot be discussed here. It is valuable as preserving certain features of life in these lawless times when there was no details in Israel. Whatever may be said of the details, it certainly reflects the memory of some atrocity in which the Benjamites were involved and for which they suffered terrible punishment. The election of Saul as first king over united Israel naturally lent a certain prestige to the tribe. After the death of Saul they formed the backbone of Ish-bosheth's party, and most unwillingly conceded precedence to Judah in the person of David (2 Samuel 2:15, 25; 2 Samuel 3:17). It was a Benjamite who heaped curses upon David in the hour of his deep humiliation (2 Samuel 16:5); and the jealousy of Benjamin led to the revolt on David's return, which was so effectually stamped out by Joab (2 Samuel 19 f). Part of the tribe, probably the larger part, went against Judah at the disruption of the kingdom, taking Bethel with them. 1 Kings 12:20 says that none followed the house of David but the house of Judah only. But the next verse tells us that Rehoboam gathered the men of Judah and Benjamin to fight against Jeroboam. It seems probable that as Jerusalem had now become the royal city of the house of David, the adjoining parts of Benjamin proved loyal, while the more distant joined the Northern Kingdom. After the downfall of Samaria Judah assumed control of practically the whole territory of Benjamin (2 Kings 23:15, 19, etc.). Nehemiah gives the Valley of Hinnom as the south boundary of Benjamin in his time (Nehemiah 11:30), while westward it extended to include Lod and Ono. Saul of Tarsus was a member of this tribe (Philippians 3:5).

(4) A great-grandson of Benjamin, son of Jacob (1 Chronicles 7:10).

(5) One of those who had married a foreign wife (Ezra 10:32, and probably also Nehemiah 3:23; Nehemiah 12:34).

W. Ewing

BENJAMIN, GATE OF

See JERUSALEM.

Greek
958. Beniamin -- Benjamin, one of the twelve Isr. tribes
... 957, 958. Beniamin. 959 . Benjamin, one of the twelve Isr. ... Word Origin of Hebrew
origin Binyamin Definition Benjamin, one of the twelve Isr. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1145. Ben-yemini -- a descendant of Benjamin
... Ben-yemini. 1146 . a descendant of Benjamin. Transliteration: Ben-yemini Phonetic
Spelling: (ben-yem-ee-nee') Short Definition: Benjamite. ... Benjamite, of Benjamin ...
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1126. Ben-oni -- "son of my sorrow," Rachel's name for Benjamin
... 1125, 1126. Ben-oni. 1127 . "son of my sorrow," Rachel's name for Benjamin.
Transliteration: Ben-oni Phonetic Spelling: (ben-o-nee') Short Definition: Ben- ...
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507. Eleph -- a city in Benjamin
... 506, 507. Eleph. 508 . a city in Benjamin. Transliteration: Eleph Phonetic
Spelling: (eh'-lef) Short Definition: Haeleph. Word Origin ...
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6511. Parah -- a place in Benjamin
... 6510, 6511. Parah. 6512 . a place in Benjamin. Transliteration: Parah
Phonetic Spelling: (paw-raw') Short Definition: Parah. Word ...
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7220a. Rosh -- a son of Benjamin
... Rosh. 7220b . a son of Benjamin. Transliteration: Rosh Short Definition: Rosh.
Word Origin from rosh Definition a son of Benjamin NASB Word Usage Rosh (1). ...
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5283. Naaman -- a descendant of Benjamin, also an Aramean (Syrian) ...
... Naaman. 5284 . a descendant of Benjamin, also an Aramean (Syrian) general.
Transliteration: Naaman Phonetic Spelling: (nah-am-awn') Short Definition: Naaman. ...
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5960. Almon -- a city in Benjamin
... 5959, 5960. Almon. 5961 . a city in Benjamin. Transliteration: Almon
Phonetic Spelling: (al-mone') Short Definition: Almon. Word ...
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4681. Motsah -- a place in Benjamin
... 4680, 4681. Motsah. 4682 . a place in Benjamin. Transliteration: Motsah
Phonetic Spelling: (mo-tsaw') Short Definition: Mozah. Word ...
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788. Ashbel -- the second son of Benjamin
... 787, 788. Ashbel. 789 . the second son of Benjamin. Transliteration: Ashbel
Phonetic Spelling: (ash-bale') Short Definition: Ashbel. ...
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714. Ard -- a descendant of Benjamin
... 713, 714. Ard. 715 . a descendant of Benjamin. Transliteration: Ard Phonetic
Spelling: (ard) Short Definition: Ard. ... of Benjamin NASB Word Usage Ard (2). ...
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Library

The Testament of Benjamin Concerning a Pure Mind.
... The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs. XII."The Testament of Benjamin
Concerning a Pure Mind. 1. The record of the words of ...
/.../xii the testament of benjamin concerning.htm

Benjamin Whichcote, the First of the "Latitude-Men"
... CHAPTER XV BENJAMIN WHICHCOTE, THE FIRST OF THE "LATITUDE-MEN". The type of
Christianity which I have been calling "spiritual religion ...
/.../chapter xv benjamin whichcote the.htm

The Story of Benjamin.
... THE STORY OF BENJAMIN. I. Joseph ... They wished to take their young brother Benjamin
with them, but their father would not allow them. He ...
/.../anonymous/children of the old testament/the story of benjamin.htm

Benjamin Schmolck
... Benjamin Schmolck. By the end of the century, the influence of Pietism was
perceptible in many quarters where it was not formally accepted. ...
/.../winkworth/christian singers of germany/benjamin schmolck.htm

Of the Difficulty of Uniformity in Eating; and of the Gluttony of ...
... II. Second Conference of Abbot Moses. Chapter XXIV. Of the difficulty of
uniformity in eating; and of the gluttony of brother Benjamin. ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xxiv of the difficulty.htm

Letter E
... Christian "Received 1825, Located 1831 * Easterly, Isaac "Received 1823, Located
1828 * Easterwood, Jeremiah 1831, 1835 * Eastman, Benjamin C. "Received ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/bangs/an alphabetical list of m e preachers/letter e.htm

Letter J
... Received 1797, Died 1806 * Jean, William "Received 1805, Located 1818 * Jeffers,
Robert "Received 1818, Expelled 1822 * Jefferson, Benjamin L. "Received ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/bangs/an alphabetical list of m e preachers/letter j.htm

The Mystery of the Lost Brother
... before had urged his brothers to sell Joseph to the Ishmaelites, said to his father:
"It is of no use for us to go to Egypt, unless we take Benjamin with us. ...
/.../marshall/the wonder book of bible stories/the mystery of the lost.htm

Joseph --The Savior of his People.
... So he sent his ten sons down into Egypt to buy wheat, keeping Benjamin, the youngest
at home. ... But Jacob said Benjamin should not go down to Egypt. ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter viii josephthe savior of.htm

The Prophet --His Youth and his Call.
... THE PROPHET"HIS YOUTH AND HIS CALL. Jeremiah was born soon after 650 BC of a priestly
house at Anathoth, a village in the country of Benjamin near Jerusalem. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/smith/jeremiah/lecture iii the prophethis youth.htm

Thesaurus
Benjamin (167 Occurrences)
... His mother died in giving him birth, and with her last breath named him Ben-oni,
son of my pain, a name which was changed by his father into Benjamin. ...
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Benjamin's (5 Occurrences)
...Benjamin's (5 Occurrences). Genesis 43:34 He sent portions to them from before him,
but Benjamin's portion was five times as much as any of theirs. ...
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Gibeath-benjamin (4 Occurrences)
Gibeath-benjamin. Gibeath, Gibeath-benjamin. Gibeath-haaraloth .
Multi-Version Concordance Gibeath-benjamin (4 Occurrences). ...
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Benjamites (24 Occurrences)
... Judges 1:21 And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited
Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwelt with the children of Benjamin in ...
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Benjamite (15 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) A descendant of Benjamin; one of the tribe
of Benjamin. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BENJAMITE. ...
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Kish (18 Occurrences)
... He was of the tribe of Benjamin, of the family of the Matrites (1 Samuel
9:1; 1 Samuel 14:51; compare Acts 13:21 1 Samuel 10:21). ...
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Abidan (5 Occurrences)
... Father of judgment; judge, head of the tribe of Benjamin at the Exodus (Numbers
1:11; 2:22). Int. ... Numbers 1:11 Of Benjamin: Abidan the son of Gideoni. ...
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Benjaminites (32 Occurrences)
... Judges 20:35 And the LORD smote Benjamin before Israel: and the children of Israel
destroyed of the Benjaminites that day twenty and five thousand and a ...
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Ard (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Descent, a grandson of Benjamin (Numbers 26:38-40). ... ard
('ard, meaning unknown): Either directly or more remotely a son of Benjamin. ...
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Swordsmen (8 Occurrences)
... Judges 20:15 And the children of Benjamin numbered on that day out of the cities
twenty and six thousand men that drew sword, besides the inhabitants of Gibeah ...
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Concordance
Benjamin (167 Occurrences)

Acts 13:21
Afterward they asked for a king, and God gave to them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
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Romans 11:1
I ask then, did God reject his people? May it never be! For I also am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Philippians 3:5
circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 35:18
It happened, as her soul was departing (for she died), that she named him Benoni, but his father named him Benjamin.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 35:24
The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.
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Genesis 42:4
But Jacob didn't send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with his brothers; for he said, "Lest perhaps harm happen to him."
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Genesis 42:36
Jacob, their father, said to them, "You have bereaved me of my children! Joseph is no more, Simeon is no more, and you want to take Benjamin away. All these things are against me."
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Genesis 43:14
May God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may release to you your other brother and Benjamin. If I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved."
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Genesis 43:15
The men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and got up, went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
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Genesis 43:16
When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, "Bring the men into the house, and butcher an animal, and make ready; for the men will dine with me at noon."
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Genesis 43:29
He lifted up his eyes, and saw Benjamin, his brother, his mother's son, and said, "Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me?" He said, "God be gracious to you, my son."
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Genesis 43:34
He sent portions to them from before him, but Benjamin's portion was five times as much as any of theirs. They drank, and were merry with him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 44:12
He searched, beginning with the eldest, and ending at the youngest. The cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
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Genesis 45:12
Behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaks to you.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 45:14
He fell on his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 45:22
He gave each one of them changes of clothing, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of clothing.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 46:19
The sons of Rachel, Jacob's wife: Joseph and Benjamin.
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Genesis 46:21
The sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 49:27
"Benjamin is a ravenous wolf. In the morning he will devour the prey. At evening he will divide the spoil."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 1:3
Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 1:11
Of Benjamin: Abidan the son of Gideoni.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 1:36
Of the children of Benjamin, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war;
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Numbers 1:37
those who were numbered of them, of the tribe of Benjamin, were thirty-five thousand four hundred.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 2:22
"The tribe of Benjamin: and the prince of the children of Benjamin shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 7:60
On the ninth day Abidan the son of Gideoni, prince of the children of Benjamin
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 10:24
Abidan the son of Gideoni was over the army of the tribe of the children of Benjamin.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 13:9
Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 26:38
The sons of Benjamin after their families: of Bela, the family of the Belaites; of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites; of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites;
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Numbers 26:41
These are the sons of Benjamin after their families; and those who were numbered of them were forty-five thousand six hundred.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 34:21
Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chislon.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 27:12
"These shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people, when you have passed over the Jordan: Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin.
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Deuteronomy 33:12
Of Benjamin he said, "The beloved of Yahweh shall dwell in safety by him. He covers him all the day long. He dwells between his shoulders."
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Joshua 18:11
The lot of the tribe of the children of Benjamin came up according to their families. The border of their lot went out between the children of Judah and the children of Joseph.
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Joshua 18:20
The Jordan was its border on the east quarter. This was the inheritance of the children of Benjamin, by the borders around it, according to their families.
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Joshua 18:21
Now the cities of the tribe of the children of Benjamin according to their families were Jericho, Beth Hoglah, Emek Keziz,
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Joshua 18:28
Zelah, Eleph, the Jebusite (the same is Jerusalem), Gibeath, and Kiriath; fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the children of Benjamin according to their families.
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Joshua 21:4
The lot came out for the families of the Kohathites. The children of Aaron the priest, who were of the Levites, had thirteen cities by lot out of the tribe of Judah, out of the tribe of the Simeonites, and out of the tribe of Benjamin.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 21:17
Out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its suburbs, Geba with its suburbs,
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Judges 1:21
The children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites who inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem to this day.
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Judges 5:14
Those whose root is in Amalek came out of Ephraim, after you, Benjamin, among your peoples. Governors come down out of Machir. Those who handle the marshal's staff came out of Zebulun.
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Judges 10:9
The children of Ammon passed over the Jordan to fight also against Judah, and against Benjamin, and against the house of Ephraim; so that Israel was sore distressed.
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Judges 19:14
So they passed on and went their way; and the sun went down on them near to Gibeah, which belongs to Benjamin.
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Judges 20:3
(Now the children of Benjamin heard that the children of Israel had gone up to Mizpah.) The children of Israel said, "Tell us, how did this wickedness happen?"
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Judges 20:4
The Levite, the husband of the woman who was murdered, answered, "I came into Gibeah that belongs to Benjamin, I and my concubine, to lodge.
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Judges 20:10
and we will take ten men of one hundred throughout all the tribes of Israel, and one hundred of one thousand, and a thousand out of ten thousand, to get food for the people, that they may do, when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin, according to all the folly that they have worked in Israel."
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Judges 20:12
The tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, "What wickedness is this that is happen among you?
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Judges 20:13
Now therefore deliver up the men, the base fellows, who are in Gibeah, that we may put them to death, and put away evil from Israel." But Benjamin would not listen to the voice of their brothers the children of Israel.
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Judges 20:14
The children of Benjamin gathered themselves together out of the cities to Gibeah, to go out to battle against the children of Israel.
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Judges 20:15
The children of Benjamin were numbered on that day out of the cities twenty-six thousand men who drew the sword, besides the inhabitants of Gibeah, who were numbered seven hundred chosen men.
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Judges 20:17
The men of Israel, besides Benjamin, were numbered four hundred thousand men who drew sword: all these were men of war.
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Judges 20:18
The children of Israel arose, and went up to Bethel, and asked counsel of God; and they said, "Who shall go up for us first to battle against the children of Benjamin?" Yahweh said, "Judah shall go up first."
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Judges 20:20
The men of Israel went out to battle against Benjamin; and the men of Israel set the battle in array against them at Gibeah.
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Judges 20:21
The children of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah, and destroyed down to the ground of the Israelites on that day Twenty-two thousand men.
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Judges 20:23
The children of Israel went up and wept before Yahweh until even; and they asked of Yahweh, saying, "Shall I again draw near to battle against the children of Benjamin my brother?" Yahweh said, "Go up against him."
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Judges 20:24
The children of Israel came near against the children of Benjamin the second day.
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Judges 20:25
Benjamin went forth against them out of Gibeah the second day, and destroyed down to the ground of the children of Israel again eighteen thousand men; all these drew the sword.
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Judges 20:28
and Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, stood before it in those days), saying, "Shall I yet again go out to battle against the children of Benjamin my brother, or shall I cease?" Yahweh said, "Go up; for tomorrow I will deliver him into your hand."
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Judges 20:30
The children of Israel went up against the children of Benjamin on the third day, and set themselves in array against Gibeah, as at other times.
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Judges 20:31
The children of Benjamin went out against the people, and were drawn away from the city; and they began to strike and kill of the people, as at other times, in the highways, of which one goes up to Bethel, and the other to Gibeah, in the field, about thirty men of Israel.
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Judges 20:32
The children of Benjamin said, "They are struck down before us, as at the first." But the children of Israel said, "Let us flee, and draw them away from the city to the highways."
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Judges 20:34
And they came in front of Gibeah, ten thousand of the best men in all Israel, and the fighting became more violent; but the children of Benjamin were not conscious that evil was coming on them.
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Judges 20:35
Yahweh struck Benjamin before Israel; and the children of Israel destroyed of Benjamin that day twenty-five thousand one hundred men: all these drew the sword.
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Judges 20:36
So the children of Benjamin saw that they were struck; for the men of Israel gave place to Benjamin, because they trusted the ambushers whom they had set against Gibeah.
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Judges 20:39
The men of Israel turned in the battle, and Benjamin began to strike and kill of the men of Israel about thirty persons; for they said, "Surely they are struck down before us, as in the first battle."
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Judges 20:40
But when the signal began to rise out of the city in a column of smoke, the Benjaminites looked behind them; and behold, the whole of the city went up in smoke to heaven.
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Judges 20:41
The men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were dismayed; for they saw that evil had come on them. The Second Book of Samuel
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Judges 20:43
And crushing Benjamin down, they went after them, driving them from Nohah as far as the east side of Gibeah.
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Judges 20:44
There fell of Benjamin eighteen thousand men; all these were men of valor.
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Judges 20:46
So that all who fell that day of Benjamin were twenty-five thousand men who drew the sword; all these were men of valor.
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Judges 20:48
The men of Israel turned again on the children of Benjamin, and struck them with the edge of the sword, both the entire city, and the livestock, and all that they found: moreover all the cities which they found they set on fire.
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Judges 21:1
Now the men of Israel had sworn in Mizpah, saying, "There shall not any of us give his daughter to Benjamin as wife."
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Judges 21:6
The children of Israel grieved for Benjamin their brother, and said, "There is one tribe cut off from Israel this day.
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Judges 21:13
The whole congregation sent and spoke to the children of Benjamin who were in the rock of Rimmon, and proclaimed peace to them.
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Judges 21:14
Benjamin returned at that time; and they gave them the women whom they had saved alive of the women of Jabesh Gilead: and yet so they weren't enough for them.
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Judges 21:15
The people grieved for Benjamin, because that Yahweh had made a breach in the tribes of Israel.
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Judges 21:16
Then the elders of the congregation said, "How shall we provide wives for those who remain, seeing the women are destroyed out of Benjamin?"
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Judges 21:17
They said, "There must be an inheritance for those who are escaped of Benjamin, that a tribe not be blotted out from Israel.
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Judges 21:18
However we may not give them wives of our daughters, for the children of Israel had sworn, saying,'Cursed is he who gives a wife to Benjamin.'"
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Judges 21:20
They commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, "Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,
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Judges 21:21
and see, and behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in the dances, then come out of the vineyards, and each man catch his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.
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Judges 21:22
It shall be, when their fathers or their brothers come to complain to us, that we will say to them,'Grant them graciously to us, because we didn't take for each man his wife in battle, neither did you give them to them, otherwise you would now be guilty.'"
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Judges 21:23
The children of Benjamin did so, and took them wives, according to their number, of those who danced, whom they carried off. They went and returned to their inheritance, built the cities, and lived in them.
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1 Samuel 4:12
There ran a man of Benjamin out of the army, and came to Shiloh the same day, with his clothes torn, and with earth on his head.
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1 Samuel 9:1
Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Becorath, the son of Aphiah, the son of a Benjamite, a mighty man of valor.
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1 Samuel 9:4
And he passed through mount Ephraim, and passed through the land of Shalishah, but they found them not; and they passed through the land of Shaalim, and they were not there; and they passed through the land of Benjamin, and they found them not.
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1 Samuel 9:16
"Tomorrow about this time I will send you a man out of the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be prince over my people Israel; and he shall save my people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked on my people, because their cry has come to me."
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1 Samuel 9:21
Saul answered, "Am I not a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? And my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? Why then do you speak to me like this?"
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1 Samuel 10:2
When you have departed from me today, then you shall find two men by Rachel's tomb, in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will tell you,'The donkeys which you went to seek have been found; and behold, your father has stopped caring about the donkeys, and is anxious for you, saying, "What shall I do for my son?"'
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1 Samuel 10:20
So Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken.
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1 Samuel 10:21
He brought the tribe of Benjamin near by their families; and the family of the Matrites was taken; and Saul the son of Kish was taken: but when they sought him, he could not be found.
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1 Samuel 13:2
Saul chose him three thousand men of Israel, of which two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and in the Mount of Bethel, and one thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin: and the rest of the people he sent every man to his tent.
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1 Samuel 13:15
Samuel arose, and went from Gilgal to Gibeah of Benjamin. Saul numbered the people who were present with him, about six hundred men.
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1 Samuel 13:16
Saul, and Jonathan his son, and the people who were present with them, abode in Geba of Benjamin: but the Philistines encamped in Michmash.
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1 Samuel 14:16
The watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin looked; and behold, the multitude melted away, and they went here and there.
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1 Samuel 22:7
Then Saul said to his servants that stood by him, Hear now, ye Benjaminites: will the son of Jesse give every one of you also fields and vineyards? Will he make you all captains of thousands and captains of hundreds,
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2 Samuel 2:9
and he made him king over Gilead, and over the Ashurites, and over Jezreel, and over Ephraim, and over Benjamin, and over all Israel.
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2 Samuel 2:15
Then they arose and went over by number: twelve for Benjamin, and for Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.
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2 Samuel 2:25
The children of Benjamin gathered themselves together after Abner, and became one band, and stood on the top of a hill.
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2 Samuel 2:31
But the servants of David had struck of Benjamin, and of Abner's men, so that three hundred sixty men died.
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2 Samuel 3:19
Abner also spoke in the ears of Benjamin: and Abner went also to speak in the ears of David in Hebron all that seemed good to Israel, and to the whole house of Benjamin.
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Subtopics

Benjamin

Benjamin: A Gate of Jerusalem

Benjamin: A Jew Who Assisted in Purifying the Wall of Jerusalem

Benjamin: A Son of Harim

Benjamin: A Son of Harim: Probably Identical With the Man Mentioned In

Benjamin: Grandson of Benjamin

Benjamin: Son of Jacob by Rachel

Benjamin: Son of Jacob by Rachel: Descendants of

Benjamin: Son of Jacob by Rachel: Prophecy Concerning

Benjamin: Son of Jacob by Rachel: Taken Into Egypt

Tribe of Benjamin: A Thousand of, With Shimei Came to Meet David on his Return

Tribe of Benjamin: Adhered for a Time to the House of Saul Against David

Tribe of Benjamin: Almost Annihilated for Protecting the Men of Gibeah

Tribe of Benjamin: Assisted Against Sisera

Tribe of Benjamin: At Sinai

Tribe of Benjamin: Captains Appointed Over

Tribe of Benjamin: Celebrated As Bowmen and Slingers

Tribe of Benjamin: Celebrated Persons of Abner

Tribe of Benjamin: Celebrated Persons of Ehud

Tribe of Benjamin: Celebrated Persons of Elhanan

Tribe of Benjamin: Celebrated Persons of Kish

Tribe of Benjamin: Celebrated Persons of Paul

Tribe of Benjamin: Celebrated Persons of Saul

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of a company of, joins David at Ziklag

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of Allotment in the land of Canaan

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of Clans of

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of did not avenge the crime of the Gibeonites against the Levite's concubine

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of did not exterminate the Jebusites

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of During the reign of Asa

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of During the reign of Jehoshaphat

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of Its rank during the time of Samuel

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of Jerusalem within the territory of

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of Join Deborah in the war against Sisera

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of Loyal to Ish-bosheth, the son of Saul

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of Loyal to Rehoboam

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of Moses' benediction upon

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of not enrolled by Joab

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of Paul, of the tribe of

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of Position of, in camp and march

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of Reallotment

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of Return to Palestine from the exile in Babylon

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of Saints of, seen in John's vision

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of Saul, the first king of Israel, from

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of Skill in archery and as slingers of stones

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of Subsequently joins David

Tribe of Benjamin: Census of Territory of, invaded by the Ammonites

Tribe of Benjamin: Cities and Bounds of Inheritance

Tribe of Benjamin: Descended from Jacob's Twelfth Son

Tribe of Benjamin: Encamped on West Side of the Tabernacle Under the Standard of

Tribe of Benjamin: Families of

Tribe of Benjamin: Formed the Rear of the Third Division of Israel in Their

Tribe of Benjamin: Furnished an Army to Jehoshaphat

Tribe of Benjamin: Furnished the First King to Israel

Tribe of Benjamin: Numbers of, Returned from the Captivity and Dwelt At

Tribe of Benjamin: Offering of, at Dedication

Tribe of Benjamin: On Gerizim Said Amen to the Blessings

Tribe of Benjamin: On the Plain of Moab

Tribe of Benjamin: Oppressed by the Ammonites

Tribe of Benjamin: Persons Selected From: To Divide the Land

Tribe of Benjamin: Persons Selected From: To Number the People

Tribe of Benjamin: Persons Selected From: To Spy out the Land

Tribe of Benjamin: Predictions Respecting

Tribe of Benjamin: Remained Faithful to Judah

Tribe of Benjamin: Remnant of, Provided With Wives to Preserve the Tribe

Tribe of Benjamin: Revolted from the House of Saul

Tribe of Benjamin: some of, Assisted David

Tribe of Benjamin: some of, at David's Coronation

Tribe of Benjamin: Strength of, Entering Canaan

Tribe of Benjamin: Strength of, on Leaving Egypt

Tribe of Benjamin: Very Numerous in David's Time

Related Terms

Benjamin's (5 Occurrences)

Gibeath-benjamin (4 Occurrences)

Benjamites (24 Occurrences)

Benjamite (15 Occurrences)

Kish (18 Occurrences)

Abidan (5 Occurrences)

Benjaminites (32 Occurrences)

Ard (2 Occurrences)

Swordsmen (8 Occurrences)

Bela (14 Occurrences)

Michmash (10 Occurrences)

Becher (4 Occurrences)

Abi'dan (5 Occurrences)

Swords (50 Occurrences)

Anathoth (16 Occurrences)

Zelah (2 Occurrences)

Ehud (12 Occurrences)

Beeroth (7 Occurrences)

Ashbel (3 Occurrences)

Shields (44 Occurrences)

Shephe'lah (10 Occurrences)

Drawing (60 Occurrences)

Kiriathjearim

Kiriath-jearim (17 Occurrences)

Benjaminite (9 Occurrences)

Mustered (28 Occurrences)

Rehobo'am (42 Occurrences)

Valor (45 Occurrences)

Zela (2 Occurrences)

Zelzah (1 Occurrence)

Twenty-five (36 Occurrences)

Rachel's (5 Occurrences)

Rechab (13 Occurrences)

Rekem (6 Occurrences)

Environs (7 Occurrences)

Elidad (1 Occurrence)

Micmash (9 Occurrences)

Michmas (11 Occurrences)

Palti (2 Occurrences)

Beth-arabah (4 Occurrences)

Betharabah (3 Occurrences)

Beth-aven (6 Occurrences)

Body-covers (25 Occurrences)

Bows (28 Occurrences)

Ba'anah (9 Occurrences)

Baanah (10 Occurrences)

Bethaven (6 Occurrences)

Chephirah (4 Occurrences)

Ananiah (2 Occurrences)

Alemeth (5 Occurrences)

Ahiram (1 Occurrence)

Pashur (12 Occurrences)

Shoulder (72 Occurrences)

Defeated (88 Occurrences)

Valour (66 Occurrences)

Rachel (42 Occurrences)

Rimmon (22 Occurrences)

Youngest (26 Occurrences)

Zeb'ulun (41 Occurrences)

Eighty (36 Occurrences)

Begun (50 Occurrences)

Drew (162 Occurrences)

Phinehas (24 Occurrences)

E'phraim (146 Occurrences)

Asa (54 Occurrences)

Repaired (46 Occurrences)

Shield (65 Occurrences)

Suburbs (75 Occurrences)

Clan (96 Occurrences)

Saul's (79 Occurrences)

Mizpah (42 Occurrences)

Valiant (66 Occurrences)

Mizpeh (24 Occurrences)

Tribes (141 Occurrences)

Beth-el (65 Occurrences)

Kinsmen (74 Occurrences)

3000 (3 Occurrences)

25100 (1 Occurrence)

Vineyards (55 Occurrences)

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